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Posted on Why don't hand planes put the blade near the back?

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 03:03 AM

I assume it has to do with where you wind up putting more of the downward force…at the back on a western plane while pushing. And at the front on Japanese plane while pulling.

BTW, looking online images of western style wooden hand planes, it seems like the iron is further back but not nearly as far back as the Japanese style planes.

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